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U.S. “strongly supports” media’s function in democracy: State Dept.

U.S. “strongly supports” media’s function in democracy: State Dept.

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Reacting to the news of arrests of journalists and personnel related to NewsClick, the U.S. State Department reiterated its assist for the media. Responding to a query on the arrests in addition to the report (from the New York Times) that alleged NewsClick was a part of a Chinese affect operation, Principle Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel mentioned the State Department couldn’t touch upon the “veracity of the claims” that NewsClick had ties to the Chinese Government.

The U.S. Government has mentioned with the Indian Government and others , “the importance of respecting the human rights of journalists” , together with the liberty of expression.

“The US government strongly supports the robust role of the media globally, including social media, in a vibrant and free democracy,” he mentioned.

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Content Source: www.thehindu.com

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